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Family & Children’s Place elects seven community leaders to board

June 16, 2016

New members bring with them healthcare, city project management, financial expertise

KFriendmugLOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 16, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency working with children and families hurt by abuse, announces the elections of seven new members to its board of directors, and bids goodbyes – and appreciations – to four members who are departing the board.

New board members are:

  • Kimberly Friend, Mountjoy Chilton Medley (MCM) CPAs & Advisors
  • Brian Krainer, Delta Dental of Kentucky
  • Aaron Marcus, J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC
  • Kevin Meriwether, Humana
  • Angie Morrison, ARGI Financial Group
  • Ursula Mullins, City of Louisville.
  • David Kaelin, former senior executive with Appriss Inc.

krainermugDeparting the board are Bill Meyer, Pat Northam, Rosalie Guthrie and Audra Rankin. Meyer, a former board chair and managing partner of Strothman & Co., is completing three three-year terms on the board, and Northam, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd LLC, is resigning due to work-related needs. Guthrie, a former board chair, returned to school and is focusing on her coursework; and Rankin, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics and assistant professor with the U of L School of Nursing, is moving from the area.

“We are fortunate to welcome members to the board who bring such rich and diverse body of experiences,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of the agency, which serves clients in Kentucky and Indiana. “With backgrounds in psychology, finance, health administration and healthcare, we look forward to significant contributions how we can better serve children and families hurt by in the Greater Louisville community and strengthen sustainability to build on our more than 130 years of service.”

AMarcusOfficers for 2017 are:

  • Chair: Steve Gutermuth, managing director, Green Square Capital.
  • Vice-chair: Tim Huval, SVP, chief human resources officer, Humana.
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Will Thompson, director of transfer pricing, Brown-Forman Corp.

Friend, a partner with MCM CPAs & Advisors, leads MCM’s professional service team, overseeing income tax return preparations, tax research and planning.  She is a CPA, a graduate of the University of Louisville with honors in business administration and is active in numerous community organizations, including St. Aloysius, CASA, Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics.

meriweathermugKrainer, director of sales for Delta Dental of Kentucky, manages sales and account management teams for all business segments, and previously worked for Humana.

Marcus, an attorney with Hilliard Lyons, is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Howard University, with a degree in psychology, and is active in the Louisville legal community, including providing pro bono work for the Legal Aid Society.

Meriwether, division leader for Humana’s Medicare division in the east region, oversees Humana’s Medicare HMO and PPO health plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare supplement policies and private fee-for-service health plans.

AMorrisonmugMorrison, director of Finance and Accounting Services for ARGI Financial Group, and recently named CFO of the Year in the medium private company category by Business First, has a number of years of professional accounting experience in the public and private sectors, including Asset and Financial Management, Government Reporting, Business Planning, Incentive Compensation and General Ledger Accounting. She is an accounting graduate of Western Kentucky University, and lends her time and talents with several community groups and organizations, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kentuckiana.

Mullins, performance coach with the Office of Performance Management for the City of Louisville, grew up in the city and has a passion for research. She earned a psychology degree from Tennessee State University, as well as her master’s and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Kentucky.

UrsulaMullinsmugkaelinmugKaelin is the former president of the Public Information Management (PIM) Division and member of the senior executive team of Appriss Inc. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in business economics.

Family & Children’s Place board members are unpaid volunteers and serve three-year terms.

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About Family & Children’s Place
Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and helps move them from hurting to healing.  We serve nearly 5,000 children and families annually through trauma-informed and impact-evident services.  For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit or call 502-893-3900.